Luke N. Phillips joined The American Moderate in January 2016. Mr. Phillips is the editor-in-chief of The Hamiltonian Republican, one of the commentary blogs in the The American Moderate ecosystem.
Mr. Phillips has been involved in policy research, commentary publishing, and politics for some time. He has done stints and projects at the Richard Nixon Foundation, the John Hay Initiative, Mike & Morley LLC, The American Interest magazine, the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, and various California Republican campaigns, including Duf Sundheim’s 2016 bid for the U.S. Senate and David Hadley’s brief 2018 campaign for governor. He has been involved in various center-right blogging projects over the years, including The Progressive Republican League, The New Hamiltonian, and most recently, The Hamiltonian Republican. He keeps a personal blog on politics, history, ethics, and philosophy called “A Biased Perspective.” Outside of writing and politics, Mr. Phillips has marched in the University of Southern California’s Trojan Marching Band, sang in various Catholic choirs, and worked as an OA trail crew foreman in the Philmont Scout Ranch Conservation Department.
Mr. Phillips is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree in international relations at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He commutes regularly to the Washington D.C. metro area, where he will be relocating in 2018. Mr. Phillips is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Hertog Foundation Alumni and the USC Unruh Associates, and a winner of the Harvard Institute of Politics’ undergraduate conference competition. His research and commentary interests include California state politics, American history and heritage, grand strategy and international affairs, and political theory and political philosophy.